The Little League would apparently like to make a deal with the City of Woodstock to use Emricson Park fields for its 50/70 Division for 11-to-13-year-old players.
A good deal for Woodstock? Man, if they can peddle this deal to our City Council, they'll be back in a year wanting to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.
Woodstock Little League offers $10,000. Big deal! And the improvements could cost the City $130,000, according to Mayor Sager. So, taxpayers, where will the other $120,000 come from. Guess...
- larger field dimensions
- upgrade the irrigation system
- enhance the press box (what press box?)
- enhance the score box (is there a score box now?)
- expand and enclose the dugouts
- new lighting
- new fencing
There is no way (NO WAY) that's going to cost only $130,000.
Let some other town have the "opportunity." (I guess my "advice" almost assures the improvements will be made and Woodstockers will end up footing a big bill.)
|Baseball Field A|
Check out the "Welcome" signs posted at the baseball and soccer fields. Keep in mind that your taxes pay for these parks. And you can't use them. They are reserved or dedicated for league play.
Prohibiting resident use and dedicating these public fields for league play only is so wrong in such a big way. Why does your City Council permit city administration to make rules like these? Here's why. It's because YOU don't complain.
|Soccer field near South St.|
It's time for interested parties to band together, to combine your voices so that you will be heard. Start showing up at City Council meetings en masse and start telling the City Council members and Mayor what you want. And what you don't want.